Wednesday, April 1, 2009

That smells so good. Where'd ya get it?

"The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume." John 12:3

How does your house smell? How does it sound?

The best way I know to get your house smelling right is to stop. Sit down. In some quietness. Get a Bible. Get a pen. Get some paper.

As women we have many things that vie for our attention at any given moment. I am amazed at how my husband can just come home and sit. Or after dinner just go to the couch and sit. Or get in the floor and play with the boys. Or watch a T.V. show without getting up to do things during commercial. That natural calmness and ability to stop & sit is not in my natural DNA.

Mary was able to do this. She was not distracted. She sat & she listened. She chose to stop and sit.

The result? God spoke to her. Intimate things. Secret things. Because she stopped to listen she knew it would be appropriate to anoint the feet of Jesus with perfume, preparing him for his burial. People thought she was crazy when she blessed him with the exquisite sacrifice. But she knew.

And her house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

He sends His Word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow. He makes peace within your borders. Sing to the LORD. Really, sing. In your home. Teach songs to your kids. Put on a praise CD. Open up The Word and let the waters flow.

And her house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Luke 10:38-42, John 12:1-11, Psalm 147

3 comments:

Nic said...

So true! It very hard for me to just sit. Well, unless it's in front of the COMPUTER! But I have found in doing the bible study we are doing that I have to find a quite place and focus! I'm just amazed at how much God has taught me in just the past few weeks! Amazed AND Gratefull!

Becke' Stuart said...

Hmmm, do you think it will help my 40 year old house musty smell, combined with wet dog smell? Hope so! Hee!
Little bit is going around singing "Oh How I love Jesus!" It just plain melts my heart.
Kris rocked last night! He just gets better and better.

Wendy said...

Hmmm...That's interesting. Really something to think about. I like when you post Bible study posts. You have such sweet insights!